Faith calendar

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CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE CHRISTMAS EVE CONCERT AND LESSONS AND CAROLS: 10:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; with St. John’s choirs and orchestra; benefits The United Methodist Children’s Home;

LANGLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: Gospel singing featuring Chosen, Kingdom Heir Revival and The Brazells 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26; (803) 593-0681


CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (ANGLICAN): Saturday morning breakfast with discussion on the Scriptural themes of Advent 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, free; Christmas Eve Festival of Lessons and Carols with Holy Eucharist 7 p.m. Dec. 24; (803) 341-0075,

PLEASANT GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST, WARRENTON, GA.: Initial sermon of Naheede Teresa Brooks 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22

ADVENT LUTHERAN: Choir cantata 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23; Christmas Eve candlelight worship and holy communion 7:30 and 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24; (706) 860-0439,

GETHSEMANE MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Christmas program 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23; Watch Night services 10:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31

SECOND HOPEFUL MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Musical Christmas program 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23

GOOD HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Christmas Pageant 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23; Sunrise Service 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25; Family and Friends Day 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30; Watchnight Service 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31

BEAN POND BAPTIST: Christmas play 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23; Watch Night service 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31

NEW LIFE WORSHIP CENTER: I’ll Be Home for Christmas production 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, free; First Lady Day 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, Margie Wilkins; New Year’s Eve concert 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST, AUGUSTA: Winter Solstice Vespers 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23; (706) 733-7939

ST. JOHN’S UMC: Christmas Eve services 5, 7 and 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24

MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST, GROVETOWN: Christmas Eve service 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24

TRUE VINE BAPTIST: Christmas service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25

CARPENTERSVILLE BAPTIST: Christmas morning service 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25; New Year’s Eve Service 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31

WORLD OUTREACH EVANGELISTIC: Women of the Word after Christmas celebration 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26; Valerie Gilchrist, Betty Lee, Marcella Smiley

RUNS MISSIONARY BAPTIST: United Male Chorus anniversary 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30

ALLEN CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST, WAYNESBORO, GA.: Wash Night Services 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, the Rev. Peter Parker; memorial and monument placement for the late Dr. Byron C. Williams 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6; (706) 554-6365

BETHLEHEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Watch Night Service 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31; (803) 278-3639

MOUNT SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Watch Night service 10 p.m. to midnight Monday, Dec. 31; (706) 481-0784

NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Watch Night service 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31

TREMOUNT TEMPLE BAPTIST: Watch Night service 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31

WORD OF FAITH CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: New Year’s Eve Celebration 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31; guests – Revelation Truth, Leap of Faith Dance Ministry, Tiny Tots Choir, Voices of Faith Ensemble; (706) 533-6626

MIDLAND GOSPEL SINGING CENTER: The Shine On Trio and Sonrise 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5; refreshments served

KENDALL HEIGHTS CHURCH OF GOD: Revival 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Jan. 7-9; (478) 552-8572

MARTINEZ BAPTIST: The Chuck Wagon Gang in concert 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18; free admission, love offering taken; (706) 651-8291

HARLEM BAPTIST: Watoto – Beautiful Africa: A New Generation choir tour 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6; (706) 556-6439,

MIDLAND VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE: Biker Church 7 p.m. second Fridays; (706) 373-1380

THE PATH WORSHIP CENTER: Barbershop Ministry offering free haircuts 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. second and fourth Sundays;


NEW LIFE WORSHIP CENTER: Honoring Pastor Regina T. Harris, noon Saturday, Dec. 29, Carolyn Hall


AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORIAL & ENRICHMENT: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Good Hope Missionary Baptist; (706) 722-2779, (706) 722-1031

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays; First Assembly of God, 1613 Fenwick St.; supper 6 p.m.; (706) 738-5532

FREE TUTORING: 6-7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Beulah Grove Baptist, 1434 Poplar St.

GED CLASSES: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday-Thursday, Good Hope Missionary Baptist

CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (ANGLICAN): Experiencing God Bible study 6 p.m. Wednesdays; includes supper; (803) 341-0075,

THE ONE COMMAND: 10 a.m. to noon second, fourth Saturdays; Christ Church Unity, 2301 Central Ave.; (706) 738-2458



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